Mill Creek continues to mine the greatest dog movies currently available in HD. While I have reviewed most, what I want to do today is talk about Benji: Off The Leash. This is a far more recent adventure starring one of his bastard grandkids. 2004 was a heady time. Swiftboat veterans were making commercials, Spider-Man 2 was doing its thing and humanity decided we needed a slight reboot.
The original director returns to make a film about hunting for new dogs to star in a movie based on what has come before. The mythos takes an Ocean’s Twelve style punch to the face. Are we to believe that this is the beginning of a titular Dog Earth-2? Also, what is up with calling it Mississippi when most of the film is obviously shot in Utah? It’s a crazy mess, but one that kept my kid entertained. That’s pretty impressive, as she doesn’t get along with our real dog.
Check out our Benji review here.
Check out our For The Love of Benji review here.